The Music Series embodies the unique variety and quality of programming Society for the Performing Arts offers to the Houston area. Each season, Society for the Performing Arts hosts world-famous performers as well as up-and-coming artists from all genres of music.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
Please be advised, this performance’s venue was incorrectly listed as Jones Hall in our brochure.
January 24, 2019
George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra was formed in 1985 as a bit of fun, but the first gig was an instant sell-out, and they’ve been performing ever since. The current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years and has become something of a national institution. With thousands of sold-out concerts across the world, the Ukulele Orchestra will provide an evening of pure, delightful entertainment.
March 17, 2019
Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music,” and hopes to convey those fundamental emotions to audiences.
April 25, 2019